News and Articles About Retail Businesses
Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.
A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.
Metail creates a 3-D avatar of shoppers then digitizes clothing collections and merges the garment images with the customer's avatar.
Research from the National Retail Federation reveals what young adults are looking for in their first jobs.
A consignment store fights back against showrooming, with a new app called Swarm Mobile.
Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.
The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.
A new exhibit at New York's Tenement Museum explores a century of the city's immigrant small-business owners, while the city government champions its growing tech startup community.
Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out.
Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.
To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
San Franciso clothier Taylor Stitch employs multiple apps for a custom commerce solution.
As Amazon partners with Facebook to make gift-giving easier, a look at three services that are innovating this time-old tradition.
Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
Thoughtful web marketing drives an artisanal business.
While retail sites like Warby Parker and Mr Porter are successfully blending discovery with good design, they're missing one key ingredient: humor. Here's a case for why retail sites should be funny.
Just Between Friends clothing store franchise grows from filling needs for family and friends.
Sandals. Subscription underwear. We've got our top apparel picks in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
Going it alone isn't the best route for all business owners. Cooperative corporations offer an alternative to franchising, with members working together to decide how their company should operate.
Small-business owners say Black Friday and Cyber Monday did little for their bottom line, but Thanksgiving weekend sales still came in slightly better than expected.
Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
An online retailer pitches the sharks on her newly minted designer wedding dress consignment business, but no one bites.
Too many startups develop products and services for âassumedâ wants and perceived needs. What about designing solutions for deeper desires?
The online clothing boutique leveraged their keen visual sense to market their company at little cost with Instagram.
The 6,000-pound retail shop can be pulled by a large pickup truck to wherever potential customers may gather.